Growth of school choice perturbs government lords

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October 3, 2016
Heartland Institute
by Robert Holland  
Posted in Commentary

"Federal laws and regulations oblige public school districts to provide so-called 'equitable services' under IDEA and Title I to eligible students who attend private schools. Reading tutors and speech therapists are the sort of providers dispatched to the private schools. Districts are authorized to find the private school children in need and decide who needs which services the most. Until recently, affected special-needs students have been those whom public schools have farmed out willingly to designated private schools. Now that parents themselves are opting out of the public system and choosing their own private schools or service providers, some bureaucrats say they are confused -- or perhaps they just have their noses out of joint." (10/02/16)  

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